It was as long ago as 1929 that Sheffield Tramways and Motors extended service 34 from Meersbrook via Norton Lees Avenue and along the top bit of Derbyshire Lane to a terminus at Graves Park. A year later the service was extended cross-city to Petre Street which was an early tram withdrawal.
Two years later, half the former tram route (via Queens Road and Shoreham Street group) to Abbey Lane Cemetery was diverted via the very bottom bit of Derbyshire Lane, left into Norton Lees Road ...
A later re-jig of cross-city links saw the 33 become a 20A.
And, at last, we come to the point of the blog. This map shows he proposals for a revised network by the Sheffield Bus Partnership.
It would appear that the Sheffield partners are taking a provocative step too far with this draconian chop. If a cut is necessary, surely it would be better to run a 20 and a 20A every 30 minutes each rather than leave Derbyshire Lane denuded? But bus planners look at confuser screens and play with numbers; they don't usually ride on buses.
More's the pity!
There will be "trouble at 't' mill" on Derbyshire Lane, for sure - and rightly so.